Project ARMS

Project ARMS, known in Japan as ARMS (Japanese: アームズ, Hepburn: Āmuzu) is a Japanese manga series written by Kyoichi Nanatsuki and illustrated by Ryoji Minagawa. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from April 1997 to May 2002, with its individual chapters compiled into twenty-two tankōbon volumes.

Project ARMS
ARMS manga.jpg
Cover of the first manga volume
アームズ
(Āmuzu)
GenreAction,[1] cyberpunk[1][2]
Manga
Written byKyoichi Nanatsuki
Illustrated byRyōji Minagawa
Published byShogakukan
English publisher
ImprintShōnen Sunday Comics Special
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Sunday
DemographicShōnen
Original runApril 2, 1997May 1, 2002
Volumes22 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byHirotoshi Takaya (season 1)
Hajime Kamegaki (season 2)
Produced byFukashi Azuma
Masahito Yoshioka
Written byAya Yoshinaga
Music byDaisuke Ikeda
StudioTMS Entertainment
Licensed by
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run April 7, 2001 March 30, 2002
Episodes52 (List of episodes)
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It was adapted into a 52-episode anime television series produced by TMS Entertainment and broadcast on TV Tokyo from April 2001 to March 2002. In North America, both the manga and the anime series were licensed by Viz Media. The anime series was re-licensed by Discotek Media in 2017.

In 1999, the manga received the 44th Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen category.

PlotEdit

The story follows a young man named Ryo Takatsuki, who at the beginning of the series believes that he was in an accident causing his right arm to be severed from his body. However, as the story progresses, it is revealed that he was actually a test subject for experiments involving genetics and an "ARMS" nanomachine implant, along with three other youths: Kei Karuma, Takeshi Tomoe, and Hayato Shingu. They all meet under strange circumstances and after many battles they set off on a journey to rescue Ryo's girlfriend Katsumi Akagi, who is kidnapped by the Egrigori, the creators of the ARMS technology.

CharactersEdit

Ryo Takatsuki
Voiced by: Nobutoshi Kanna[3] (Japanese); Kirby Morrow (English)
The main character of the anime. He seems like your regular polite and friendly teenager, but he has extraordinary hidden abilities. Ryo's parents, Iwao and Misa Takatsuki, are former mercenaries who knew he would have to combat Egrigori someday and quietly trained him in survival techniques, martial arts, and strategy. Ryo always calmly analyzes any new situation and figures out the best solution. Ryo also has a high regard for human life and free will, and always fights for these with everything he has. Cool-headed most of the time, Ryo is an excellent leader, strategist, and overall combatant, Ryo nonetheless dislikes killing, but will do so if necessary. Ryo cares a great deal about his childhood friend, Katsumi. As of the epilogue, they are married and have a child who is strongly implied to be the reincarnation of the redeemed Black Alice.
The Jabberwock
Voiced by: Shūichi Ikeda[3] (Japanese); Paul Dobson (English)
The Jabberwock is the most powerful of the four original ARMS, due to its ability to evolve extremely quickly in response to any threat; by the end of the series the Jabberwock has developed an extensive list of combat abilities (listed below). Its AI is extremely violent and unstable; the Jabberwock is the embodiment of Black Alice's hatred - for most of the series its transformed state is simply an engine of destruction, though it eventually submits to Ryo's will. It can feed off Ryo's anger and vice versa, allowing them to synchronize much more easily than Hayato, Takeshi or Kei. Initially it was a powerful hand to hand weapon that could elongate, transform into a shield, and exhibited a limited ability to move on its own to protect Ryo, focused in his right arm. The Jabberwock's nano-machines also give Ryo an innate ability to heal much faster than a normal human even in his untransformed state. The Jabberwock's ultimate form is a hulking red demonic humanoid containing nothing but pure rage and destructive force and is triggered by its host's hatred and anger.
Hayato Shingu
Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki[3] (Japanese); Brian Drummond (English)
He is an incredibly passionate person. He constantly lives in the moment, and can switch from rage to shock to grief all in an instant. He also has a powerful sense of justice, and will instantly leap in to protect the helpless or punish evildoers. When Hayato was seven he saw Egrigori slaughter everyone in his home village and burn it to the ground. Keith Black killed his parents before his eyes and cut off his left arm, which was later replaced by his ARMS. Hayato then went to live with his grandfather Juzo and learned his Shingu style of martial arts. Haunted by his parents' deaths Hayato only lived for revenge, and he hunted down and destroyed Egrigori agents wherever he found them. After Hayato meets Ryo and his fellow ARMS he gains more self-control, self-awareness, and compassion, which allows him to unlock the 'Heart of Water' technique; a skill that allows him to read his opponents - shortly after, he used it to defeat the superhumanly strong mutant martial artist, Kou Karunagi. Eventually Hayato gives up his revenge and becomes a protector rather than a destroyer, allowing him to access the Knight's ultimate form. Hayato and Kei grow closer over the course of the series, and as of the epilogue, have apparently been in a relationship for some time.
The White Knight
Voiced by: Jūrōta Kosugi[3] (Japanese); Michael Dobson (English)
Hayato's ARMS is called White Knight (or just Knight), and is concentrated in his left arm. The Knight seems to be the manifestation of White Alice's will to protect. Hayato's arm transforms into multiple fighting blades and a projectile launcher for close combat. The blades produced by the Knight are supposedly the hardest substance that an ARMS can produce, however, this seems to be influenced to some degree by the emotional state and skill level of Hayato. The Knight's nano-machines allow Hayato to heal injuries much faster than a normal human even in his untransformed state. White Knight's ultimate form is a powerful armored knight whose lance, the "Lance of Mistilteinn", can destroy other ARMS with an Anti-ARMS Nano-Virus, and as such, it negates the regenerative property of ARMS. The Knight's ultimate form is triggered by its host's desire to protect. During his final fight against Kou Karunagi, the knight develops the ability to allow Hayato to enter into a half-transformed state where the ARMS nano-machines spread throughout his entire body and dramatically increase all of his physical attributes (similar to the half-transformation shown by Ryo Takatsuki). In his fight against Keith Violet the Knight's Lance of Mistilteinn evolved into a vastly more powerful form. It is now a double pointed energy lance that is able to destroy ARMS nano-machines by projecting an intense energy field with every swing and was able to instantly disable Violet's Evil Eye of Balor. White Knight's secret mission is to destroy Jabberwock if it gets completely out of control, and Hayato does not want to be his best friend's executioner.
Takeshi Tomoe
Voiced by: Yūji Ueda[3] (Japanese); Brad Swaile (English)
He is the most unlikely hero of all the ARMS subjects. Takeshi is smart, skinny, sensitive, solitary, and timid, the classic target for high school bullies. Takeshi was constantly tormented at school, which caused his ARMS to first activate. Takeshi then became even more isolated, genuinely loathing his own body and his cowardice. After Takeshi meets Ryo and his fellow ARMS he finally realizes he is not alone. He also realizes his family and friends are what he really cares about, and that he must fight to protect them. Takeshi then becomes a brave, loyal, and powerful member of the team. In addition to his ARMS, Takeshi's reflexes are incredibly fast. Since sustaining crippling injuries at the hands of Kou Karunagi, Takeshi and the White Rabbit was in a dormant, cocoon-like state and was communicating with Alice while the rest of the team was fighting in Carillon Tower. However, when Ryo and the Jabberwock merged with Black Alice, White Alice offered Takeshi his choice of one of many weapons, all of which would give him more power than any earthly weapon. Takeshi declined the power, however, and instead took White Alice with him out of her isolation in Carillon Tower, and using their combined power they were able to attack and merge with the Jabberwock which allows White Alice to directly confront her evil half.
The White Rabbit
Voiced by: Kōji Nakata[3] (Japanese); Brian Dobson (English)
Takeshi's ARMS is called White Rabbit, and is concentrated in Takeshi's legs. It appears to be the manifestation of White Alice's innocence. Takeshi can run and jump incredibly fast, perform seemingly impossible mid-air maneuvers, impressive feats of reflex & body coordination and fly up to several hundred feet. Takeshi is also capable of performing astoundingly fast kickboxing capable of shattering concrete and high-speed acrobatic manoeuvers. To put it in perspective, he was able to weave in and out of the spinning blades of two helicopters and move and attack so fast that even the Red Caps, using their telepathic abilities to anticipate his moves, couldn't keep up with him. The White Rabbit's nano-machines allow Takeshi to heal injuries much faster than a normal human. White Rabbit's ultimate form is a winged humanoid that can fly faster than the speed of sound - it is hinted that the White Rabbit's speed is only limited by Takeshi's belief. Though initially exhibiting no obvious weapons, the White Rabbit (and takeshi as well) are well versed in high-speed combat, easily outmatching the most advanced high-speed cyborgs in Egrigoi's arsenal. The speeds that the White Rabbit can reach during a full transformation allow it to put massive amounts of kinetic energy behind any attack it makes, able to reach supersonic speeds almost instantly and offensively utilize the supersonic shockwaves generated to severely damage or destroy opponents. Even the Jabberwock, during an out-of-control transformation caused by Black Alice, was crippled by a direct impact at full speed. In addition to the raw speed accessible to the White Rabbit, after being initially reawakened from his coma The White Rabbit could access near superluminal flight speeds. Appearing as a continuous ray of light while in motion carrying enough mass to blast through Space-Time rips created by Keith White. Again after Awakening from dormancy by a reborn White Alice to fight the Modulated ARMS Troopers, the White Rabbit showed that its already impressive existing abilities were enhanced and it gained the ability to emit a massive pulse of energy that caused those affected by it to completely disintegrate. The White Rabbit's ultimate form is triggered by its host's selflessness. Like the Knight, White Rabbit is also ready to destroy Jabberwock if he gets completely out of control.
Kuruma Kei
Voiced by: Minami Takayama[3] (Japanese); Nicole Oliver (English)
She is the only girl of the four protagonists. Unlike the others, Kei has known about her ARMS her entire life. She was raised by the Bluemen, the organization that combats Egrigori and originally implanted ARMS in the four teens. Kei was raised and trained as an elite soldier. But because many of the Bluemen saw her as a weapon and not a person, Kei grew up extremely lonely, bitter, and even a little vicious. This all changes when Kei meets Ryo and the other ARMS subjects, the only people who truly understand Kei. With them she finally learns true friendship and teamwork. Kei and Hayato grow closer over the course of the series, and as of the epilogue, they have apparently been in a relationship for some time.
The Queen of Hearts
Voiced by: Nana Yamaguchi
Kei's ARMS is called the Queen Of Hearts, and is concentrated in her eyes. Unlike the other three original ARMS, the Queen of Hearts doesn't appear to be affiliated with either White or Black Alice; she is possibly a manifestation of Alice's objectivity (as a scientist), which fits her role as a 'judge' (in her own words, the Queen was born "to be a judge of Alice herself.. to judge... ARMS or mankind"). Kei's ARMS is an array of powerful sensors, including magnification and infrared. Kei can figure out a punch before it is thrown, or a bullet's course before it leaves the barrel, and avoid them. Kei can also activate, enhance, and deactivate the ARMS of her teammates. The Queen of Hearts' nano-machines allow Kei to heal from injuries much faster than a normal human even when not transformed. Kei has nicknamed her nano-machines her "nano-babies". The Queen Of Hearts' final form is a magnificent woman made of light. Similar to the White Rabbit, the Queen's ultimate form is unlocked by a wish; however, unlike the other original ARMS, where the host is asked "Do you want Power?", the Queen asks "Do you want Light?". The Queen of Hearts' powers are the least defined of all ARMS, but she has accomplished the following feats: shutting down the out of control Jabberwock, Rabbit and Knight; a powerful shield called the 'Mirror of Aegis' which can block and reverse any attack (even the giant Jabberwock); and the ability to destroy all the ARMS, including Alice herself, though this will also kill the hosts (It is unknown whether Kei has the mental strength to actually use this ability). In the final battle against the Bandersnatch, the Queen's faceplate is lifted and her identity is revealed as White Alice, though it is likely that this is a result of the events following the activation of program JABBERWOCK.
Katsumi Akagi
Voiced by: Tomoko Miura[3] (Japanese); Venus Terzo (English)
Ryo's neighbor and classmate, and is very kind and compassionate. She is also extremely strong willed and has no problems telling people when they are being idiots. Katsumi has been Ryo's closest friend since early childhood, and secretly loves him. Unknown to Katsumi herself, she is also an Egrigori experiment with a vital part to play in Egrigori's master plan. Katsumi was, in fact, one of the original ARMS-compatible embryos which is why she and Kei bear such a close resemblance to one another. However, she was not given an ARMS implant for unknown reasons. After Ryo's ARMS activates, Katsumi is always beside Ryo trying to keep him calm and sane. Katsumi is taken prisoner by Egrigori in episode 11, but despite her long imprisonment she is always certain that Ryo will come for her. As of volume 18, she has seemingly been killed by the actions of Keith White and Ryo. White used Keith Green's time-space jump to pull her into the path of one of Ryo's attacks. However, she is resurrected in the aftermath of Alice's death. In the epilogue, she and Ryo are married and have a child who appears to be the reincarnation of the redeemed Black Alice.
The Bandersnatch
As Black Alice dies, Katsumi reaches out to her and for a moment, comes into contact. This brief contact leads to the implant of an ARMS core inside Katsumi's body: signs of its growing power are shown on many occasions, in the form of grisly nightmares and increasingly unstable behaviour, culminating in the massacre of a group of thugs, and is subsequently possessed by a resurrected Black Alice. The Bandersnatch's ultimate form is a white version of the Jabberwock: its power is exceptional, as opposed to the Jabberwock's ultimate ability of anti-matter production and flame manipulation, the Bandersnatch's ultimate power is Nitrogen Manipulation; able to freeze a town-sized area to absolute zero and create whiteouts with a mere thought. A more proactive usage of her phenomenal power would be the ability to control and guide the absolute cold, emitting and taking it with her wherever she goes as though the ice and freeze were somehow alive and connected to her. Wherever she goes the icing effect will follow, being at its strongest with her at its epicenter.

MediaEdit

MangaEdit

Project ARMS is written Kyoichi Nanatsuki and illustrated by Ryōji Minagawa. The manga was published in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from April 2, 1997, to May 1, 2002.[4][5] Shogakukan has compiled its individual chapters into twenty-two tankōbon volumes published between October 18, 1997 and June 18, 2002.[6][7]

In North America, Viz Media licensed the manga in 2002,[8] and published its individual volumes from July 30, 2003 to May 12, 2009.[9][10]

Volume listEdit

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
01 October 18, 1997[6]ISBN 4-09-124881-0July 30, 2003[11][9]ISBN 1-56931-889-1
02 January 17, 1998[12]ISBN 4-09-124882-9October 1, 2003[13]ISBN 1-59116-058-8
03 March 18, 1998[14]ISBN 4-09-124883-7December 31, 2003[15][16]ISBN 1-59116-101-0
04 June 18, 1998[17]ISBN 4-09-124884-5March 31, 2004[18][19]ISBN 1-59116-165-7
05 September 18, 1998[20]ISBN 4-09-124885-3July 7, 2004[21][22]ISBN 1-59116-338-2
06 December 10, 1998[23]ISBN 4-09-124886-1October 12, 2004[24]ISBN 1-59116-488-5
07 March 18, 1999[25]ISBN 4-09-124887-XJanuary 11, 2005[26]ISBN 1-59116-522-9
08 June 16, 1999[27]ISBN 4-09-124888-8April 12, 2005[28]ISBN 1-59116-732-9
09 August 7, 1999[29]ISBN 4-09-124889-6July 12, 2005[30]ISBN 1-59116-733-7
10 November 18, 1999[31]ISBN 4-09-124890-XOctober 11, 2005[32]ISBN 1-4215-0073-6
11 February 18, 2000[33]ISBN 4-09-124891-8January 10, 2006[34]ISBN 1-4215-0194-5
12 May 18, 2000[35]ISBN 4-09-124892-6April 11, 2006[36]ISBN 1-4215-0386-7
13 July 18, 2000[37]ISBN 4-09-124893-4July 11, 2006[38]ISBN 1-4215-0502-9
14 October 18, 2000[39]ISBN 4-09-124894-2October 10, 2006[40]ISBN 1-4215-0503-7
15 December 18, 2000[41]ISBN 4-09-124895-0January 9, 2007[42]ISBN 1-4215-0504-5
16 March 17, 2001[43]ISBN 4-09-124896-9May 8, 2007[44]ISBN 1-4215-0916-4
17 May 18, 2001[45]ISBN 4-09-124897-7September 11, 2007[46]ISBN 1-4215-0917-2
18 July 18, 2001[47]ISBN 4-09-124898-5January 8, 2008[48]ISBN 1-4215-0918-0
19 October 18, 2001[49]ISBN 4-09-124899-3May 13, 2008[50]ISBN 1-4215-1697-7
20 January 18, 2002[51]ISBN 4-09-126750-5September 9, 2008[52]ISBN 1-4215-1698-5
21 March 18, 2002[53]ISBN 4-09-126821-8January 13, 2009[54]ISBN 1-4215-1699-3
22 June 18, 2002[7]ISBN 4-09-126822-6May 12, 2009[10]ISBN 1-4215-1700-0

AnimeEdit

A 52-episode anime television series adaptation produced by TMS Entertainment was broadcast on TV Tokyo. The first season from April 7 to September 29, 2001, and a second season from October 6, 2001 to March 30, 2002.[55] The first two opening themes are "FreeBird" and "Breath on Me" performed by New Cinema Tokage and the two ending themes "Just Wanna Be" by Wag and "Call my Name" by Garnet Crow.[56] The second season opening theme is "Time Waits for No One" by Wag, while the first ending theme is "Timeless Sleep" by Garnet Crow,[57] and the second ending theme is "Owaranai Yume no Nakade" (終わらない夢の中で, lit. "The Never Ending Dream") by PROJECT ARMS.[58]

In North American Viz Media licensed the series in 2002,[59] but it has since gone out of print. Discotek Media announced during their Otakon 2017 panel that they have acquired the series.[60]

List of episodesEdit

Season 1Edit
No. Title Original air date[55]
1"Vibrations"
"Kyōshin (baiburēshon)" (共振(バイブレーション))
April 7, 2001 (2001-04-07)
2"Trance"
"Hatsudō (toransu)" (発動(トランス))
April 14, 2001 (2001-04-14)
3"Nightmare"
"Akumu (naitomea)" (悪夢(ナイトメア))
April 21, 2001 (2001-04-21)
4"Intercept"
"Geigeki (intāseputo)" (迎撃(インターセプト))
April 28, 2001 (2001-04-28)
5"Counterattack"
"Hangeki (kauntāatakku)" (反撃(カウンターアタック))
May 5, 2001 (2001-05-05)
6"Flash"
"Shungeki (furasshu)" (瞬撃(フラッシュ))
May 12, 2001 (2001-05-12)
7"Trust"
"Kyōtō (torasuto)" (共闘(トラスト))
May 19, 2001 (2001-05-19)
8"Stranger"
"Ikyō (sutorenjā)" (異郷(ストレンジャー))
May 26, 2001 (2001-05-26)
9"Illusion"
"Makyō (iryūjon)" (魔境(イリュージョン))
June 2, 2001 (2001-06-02)
10"Jabberwock"
"Majū (jabau~okku)" (魔獣(ジャバウォック))
June 9, 2001 (2001-06-09)
11"Evolution"
"Kakusei (evu~oryūshon)" (覚醒(エヴォリューション))
June 16, 2001 (2001-06-16)
12"Beat"
"Kodō (bīto)" (鼓動(ビート))
June 23, 2001 (2001-06-23)
13"Blue Men"
"Soshiki (burūmen)" (組織(ブルーメン))
June 30, 2001 (2001-06-30)
14"Welcome Rain"
"Jiu (uerukamurein)" (慈雨(ウエルカムレイン))
July 7, 2001 (2001-07-07)
15"Showtime"
"Maen (shōtaimu)" (魔宴(ショータイム))
July 14, 2001 (2001-07-14)
16"Satan"
"Maō (Seitan)" (魔王(セイタン))
July 21, 2001 (2001-07-21)
17"Heaven"
"Kōrin (hebun)" (降臨(ヘブン))
July 28, 2001 (2001-07-28)
18"Gehenna"
"Gōka (gehena)" (業火(ゲヘナ))
August 4, 2001 (2001-08-04)
19"Snark Hunt"
"Kariba (sunākuhanto)" (狩場(スナークハント))
August 11, 2001 (2001-08-11)
20"Crisis"
"Kiki (kuraishisu)" (危機(クライシス))
August 18, 2001 (2001-08-18)
21"Wish"
"Kibō (u~isshu)" (希望(ウィッシュ))
August 25, 2001 (2001-08-25)
22"Knight"
"Kishi (naito)" (騎士(ナイト))
September 1, 2001 (2001-09-01)
23"White Rabbit"
"Shirousagi (howaitorabitto)" (白兎(ホワイトラビット))
September 8, 2001 (2001-09-08)
24"Venom"
"Mōdoku (vu~enomu)" (猛毒(ヴェノム))
September 15, 2001 (2001-09-15)
25"Shinban (jajjimento)"
"Judgement" (審判(ジャッジメント))
September 22, 2001 (2001-09-22)
26"Fly"
"Kaikō (furai)" (邂逅(フライ))
September 29, 2001 (2001-09-29)
Season 2Edit
No. in series No. in season Title Original air date[55]
271"Alive"
"Enrai (araivu)" (遠来(アライヴ))
October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06)
282"Hound"
"Ryōken (haundo)" (猟犬(ハウンド))
October 13, 2001 (2001-10-13)
293"Hunted"
"Tōshi (hantā)" (闘士(ハンター))
October 20, 2001 (2001-10-20)
304"Link"
"Shinrai (rinku)" (信頼(リンク))
October 27, 2001 (2001-10-27)
315"Hercules"
"Raishū (hākyurī)" (来襲(ハーキュリー))
November 3, 2001 (2001-11-03)
326"Incubation"
"Fuka (inkyubēshon)" (孵化(インキュベーション))
November 10, 2001 (2001-11-10)
337"Mars"
"Taiga (māzu)" (火神(マーズ))
November 17, 2001 (2001-11-17)
348"Canary"
"Torikago (kanaria)" (鳥篭(カナリア))
November 24, 2001 (2001-11-24)
359"Silent"
"Shijima (sairento)" (静寂(サイレント))
December 1, 2001 (2001-12-01)
3610"Stream"
"Honryū (sutorīmu)" (奔流(ストリーム))
December 8, 2001 (2001-12-08)
3711"Forward"
"Zenshin (fowādo)" (前進(フォワード))
December 15, 2001 (2001-12-15)
3812"Coma"
"Konsui (kōma)" (昏睡(コーマ))
December 22, 2001 (2001-12-22)
3913"Element"
"Himizu (eremento)" (火水(エレメント))
December 29, 2001 (2001-12-29)
4014"Rebirth"
"Fukkatsu (ribāsu)" (復活(リバース))
January 5, 2002 (2002-01-05)
4115"Drakken"
"Rihan (dorakken)" (離反(ドラッケン))
January 12, 2002 (2002-01-12)
4216"Alice"
"Tanjō (Arisu)" (誕生(アリス))
January 19, 2002 (2002-01-19)
4317"Turn"
"Tenkai (tān)" (転回(ターン))
January 26, 2002 (2002-01-26)
4418"Arcadia"
"Genkyō (arukadia)" (幻境(アルカディア))
February 2, 2002 (2002-02-02)
4519"Killing Field"
"Senjō (kiringufīrudo)" (戦場(キリングフィールド))
February 9, 2002 (2002-02-09)
4620"Fortress"
"Yōsai (fōtoresu)" (要塞(フォートレス))
February 16, 2002 (2002-02-16)
4721"Junction"
"Kōsaku (jankushon)" (交錯(ジャンクション))
February 23, 2002 (2002-02-23)
4822"Human"
"Ningen (hyūman)" (人間(ヒューマン))
March 2, 2002 (2002-03-02)
4923"Revelation"
"Mokushi (ribereishon)" (黙示(リベレイション))
March 9, 2002 (2002-03-09)
5024"Animus"
"Sekai (animusu)" (世界(アニムス))
March 16, 2002 (2002-03-16)
5125"Blue Wish"
"Aozora (burūu~isshu)" (青空(ブルーウィッシュ))
March 23, 2002 (2002-03-23)
5226"Life"
"Kikan (raifu)" (帰還(ライフ))
March 30, 2002 (2002-03-30)

ReceptionEdit

In 1999, the series received the 44th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen category.[61]

ReferencesEdit

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